frightening

[ frahyt-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF frightening

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIGHTENING

I should make no scruple of frightening him within an inch of his life, for his good.

But Turkey's suggestion about frightening her away kept working in my brain.

You'll forgive me for frightening you, but it is best you should be forewarned.

I have no intention of frightening her; I shall give her every chance.

Am I frightening good men who might have volunteered and done well?

The bewilderment on the poor little face was frightening me.

And though she was frightening him, she did not inspire him with reverence.

If I had been guilty of anything that I could think of, it would have been frightening.

One thing all agreed on: the outlaw's lair was a place most frightening.

"Pooh, man, you're frightening yourself," the Colonel answered.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from fright + -en (1). Related: Frightened; frightening. The earlier verb was simply fright (Old English fyrhtan) "to frighten."

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